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Stories for May 29, 2010

Camp Pendleton Marine Is 1,000th U.S. Military Fatality In Afghanistan

May 29
City News Service

A Camp Pendleton Marine killed in Afghanistan was the 1,000th U.S. military fatality in the conflict. Cpl. Jacob C. Leicht, 24, of College Station, Texas, died May 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, according to the Defense Department.

East County Brush Fire Contained

May 29
City News Service

Five separate fires along state Route 67 merged into a 30-acre brush fire today that threatened homes today north of Lakeside and prompted the closure of the highway.

Border Crosser Shot With Taser Taken To Hospital

May 29
By Amy Isackson

San Diego law enforcement authorities say a man was Tasered at the San Ysidro Pedestrian crossing, headed south into Mexico, on Friday evening. They say the man was taken away in an ambulance.